by Keran Boyd
A disillusioned man believes Charles Manson’s race war is imminent in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
- Crime, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Thriller
- Page Length:
- 250 – 500 Pages
- Book Status:
- Working Draft
The draft will be completed and edited by end October 2015. The idea is to use November for promotion and to start sale by December 6. The crowd funding will be used for a top line editor and for production fees of paperback copies.
Interview with Keran Boyd
Why did you write the book?
As a white South African who is too young to remember Apartheid and whose parents had nothing to do with it (aside from actually being white), I grew up in an incredibly f*cked up place – unintentionally perpetuated white guilt and a youth faction of the country that was either disappointed or oppressed by the sins of our forefathers.
At the moment, the tension which exists in South Africa is a growing descent amongst a certain subgroup of the white community which believes that the black majority is out to get them. To violently oppress them in the same way that they once did, intentionally or not.
On the other side of that is a growing faction in the young black population perpetuated by a few narrow minded, yet popular politicians that the ANC has disappointed and that the whites are to blame for this, so racially led violence is a form of retribution to which they are entitled.
This situation is incredibly mad… But it is real and it is something that I have had to watch my entire life. This novel is an ode to that situation. To the danger of this school of thinking. I believe that a civil war is inevitable and feel that my country is sitting back and allowing it to happen.
Who are your favorite authors?
Wilbur Smith – South African, read him if you haven’t!
Dan Brown – amazingly cheesy, but so gripping.
What do you plan to do with the funds you raise?
I will use them to pay for the editing and printing costs. I have found a really fantastic editor in South Africa who is a published author in her own right. She’s totally righteous!
What was your inspiration for the book?
There are so many characters in the book that are based loosely and maybe not so loosely on people that I know in Cape Town. Despite the screwy nature of the content, this is also my ode to the city that I grew up in.